author of The Last Taxi Driver
Saturday, October 23, 11:40am
Lee Durkee, a former taxi driver, lives in Oxford, Mississippi, and grew up in Hattiesburg, much like the main character of his second novel The Last Taxi Driver, set in Gentry, a north Mississippi college town that Durkee describes as an alternative reality. Also like his character, Durkee's first novel, Rides of the Midway, was also published about twenty years before his second. He has also publishe shor fiction in Harper’s Magazine, The Sun, The Best of the Oxford American, Zoetrope, Tin House, and Mississippi Noir, and his memoir Stalking Shakespeare, is due out next year.